Ethanol Watching Carbon Pipeline Future in Iowa

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The Iowa House approved a bill last week that would restrict the use of eminent domain by carbon pipeline companies and thereby “create a de facto ban on new projects that allow Iowa ethanol producers to install carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology,” according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). The legislation would require pipeline companies to obtain voluntary …

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RFA Provides Comments on California LCFS

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The Renewable Fuels Association submitted comments last week to the California Air Resources Board that identified several areas in CARB’s proposal and underlying analysis that need improvement. The top area of improvement cited by RFA Chief Economist Scott Richman is immediate approval of E15 for use in California. “Migrating all E10 to E15 in California today would result in approximately …

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RFA Chairman Excited for Ethanol Industry Future

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Renewable Fuels Association chair Erik Huschitt CEO of Badger State Ethanol, is excited about the renewed enthusiasm he saw for the industry at the National Ethanol Conference last week in Orlando. “I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this organization and industry,” said Huschitt at the conclusion of the conference. “This is the heart and soul of the …

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NEC 23 Panel Will Explore Implementation of IRA

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It is almost Go time for the Renewable Fuels Association 2023 National Ethanol Conference, starting next Tuesday Feb. 28 but there’s still time to register and plan to attend the event in Orlando, Florida – which probably sounds pretty good about right now to some in the major ethanol producing states getting hit with major snow! Jared Mullendore, RFA’s Policy …

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Iowa RFA Sounds Alarm on New CO2 Pipeline Legislation

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New legislation was introduced in the Iowa House this week to limit eminent domain for CO2 pipelines could impact the future of ethanol production in the state, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw says the legislation would create a “de facto ban” on new projects that allow Iowa ethanol producers to install carbon capture …

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RFA Testifies at Low Carbon, Clean Fuels Hearing

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The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing Wednesday on “The Future of Low Carbon Transportation Fuels and Considerations for a National Clean Fuels Program.” Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper testified at the hearing, stressing that implementing a national clean fuel program that incorporates a market-based, technology-neutral approach will be critical to decarbonizing the …

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Report Shows Carbon Sequestration Vital to Iowa Ethanol

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The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) released a new study this week that found without viable access to carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), Iowa could see 75 percent of its ethanol production migrate to states that facilitate sequestration. The study, conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions (DIS), determined that current market and policy dynamics would results in Iowa ethanol production becoming …

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ACE Submits Feedback on IRA Implementation

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments this week to the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) on how funding in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for key NRCS conservation programs should be implemented to encourage farmer adoption of climate-smart practices. ACE CEO Brian Jennings and Jonathon Lehman, founder of the consulting group Cultivating Conservation, provided comments to NRCS, …

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Ethanol Report on Carbon Pipeline Projects

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New pipeline projects in the Midwest utilizing Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS), also called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), technology offer the opportunity for the ethanol industry to lead the way to a net zero energy future and the Renewable Fuels Association is supporting that pathway for its members. In this episode of the Ethanol Report podcast we hear …

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Summit Carbon Solutions Hits Project Milestone

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Summit Carbon Solutions announced a major milestone this week in its carbon capture, transportation, and storage project, securing agreements for more than half of the proposed pipeline route project wide. the company has now secured approximately 3,400 easement agreements totaling 1,030 miles across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. Summit Carbon Solutions is partnering with dozens of ethanol …

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